Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lecture material from Antwerp Stuttering Conference

You can find my presentation here. I talk again about how we need to find a common framework encompassing all elements that drive stuttering behaviour.

All other presentations are on this webpage listing all the speakers and parallel sessions here.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Facial expressions may lead to miscommunication during a business video meeting

Michael Yunat from GetVIOP suggested the below "infographic, where we demonstrate how facial expressions may lead to miscommunication during a business video meeting." More here.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Press release from The Stuttering Foundation

For Immediate Release
Contact: Greg Wilson
Picture caption: Stuttering Foundation President Jane Fraser (second from left) honors authors Scott Damian, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, Anna Olswanger and Vince Vawter during its National Stuttering Awareness Week gala at the Lotos Club in New York City.
Stuttering Foundation Honors Four Courageous, Inspirational Authors

NEW YORK (May 13, 2014) — To celebrate National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 12-18, the Stuttering Foundation ( honored four authors whose recent books are widely acclaimed by both critics and readers alike.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Stuttering New York

I am back from my US / New York. Jelena and myself, we met a few people from the stuttering community. First of all, a big thank you to Ora, a long-term reader of TSB and a person who stutters, and Dan for their hospitality. I met Ora the last time I was New York when he had responded to my call through the TSB blog to meet up with people from the NY stuttering community.

I also met up with Eric Jackson, the ex co-host of StutterTalk and his fiancee. He is currently doing a PhD in stuttering (what else?), and they took us to a concert at Williamsburg. We didn't have enough to talk through details.

We also met up with Chaya, who is a person who stutter and an SLT. 

And finally, the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) (many thanks to Carl Herder) invited me to give a presentation / lead a discussion round on stuttering research. I presented my framework that allows to describe all aspects of stuttering, and I talked about my neurologically based demands and capacity theory. But it was not a monologue (or at least I hope so!) with many questions and comments on theories of stuttering. Again, not enough time really. It was so noisy, and I asked Carl if he could close the windows, and Heather said: they are closed, it's Manhattan! ;-)

Monday, April 07, 2014

ELSA Youth Meeting this summer: Deadline is soon!

For young people who stutter and are under 28, go to a free youth meeting in the Netherlands. I was there and I really enjoyed it. Made friends for life. Check out the ELSA website.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Meet me on my US trip

I will be in the US from April 11th to April30th.

Meet me in New York, Tucson, or San Diego area! I am always happy to meet readers, especially if they stutter! ;-)

Contact me via email! My gmail address is tom DOT weidig!

Discuss with me at AIS in NY on April 17th

Come to the American Institute for Stuttering on Thursday April 17th from 6-7:30pm in New York. They invited me to talk about research in stuttering. There will probably be a round table discussion on the latest understanding, what the future might hold, and how it could impact treatment!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Stuttering: a short animation film

Check out Bertrand and Timmy's animation film about stuttering. I met them at the Antwerp stuttering conference.

Let me know what you think, and help the creators with your feedback!